Jebel Ali, UAE: The Feast of Nativity was celebrated on 7th September 2017 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Jebel Ali.
Festal mass was celebrated by Rev Fr. Maxim Cardoza, Assistant Parish Priest at 8 PM.
In a traditional Mangalorean style Paddy was brought to Altar in a procession and blessed by Fr. Maxim Cardoza. Offertory procession also included the flowers, fresh vegetables.
After the mass all children offered flowers to Mother Mary in the traditional way. Blessed paddy was thereafter distributed to all the faithful.
A delicious vegetarian dinner was served to all present and everyone enjoyed the traditional dinner with vorne.
Fr. Maxim Cardoza thanked the Priests, the donors, Choir members, Volunteers & all community members who came in support of the celebration.
Fr. Reinhold Sahner, Parish Priest of Jebel Ali church spoke on the occasion. He wished everyone a Happy Monthi Fest.
“JEZU SANGIM” music album of liturgical hymns by Mr. Joyson D’Souza and Mrs. Nisha Sequeira in association with JAKC choir was released on the occasion.